Reeves, Henry (c1814 - 1856)


Reeves, Henry


Father: William REEVES
Mother: Ann PAGE

Birth: c 1814
Birth Source: Baptism & 1851 Census

Death: 1856
Death Source: see below



Henry is the first known and only surviving child of William Reeves and his wife Ann (nee PAGE). He was baptised at the Parish Church of St Bartholomew Hyde in the City of Winchester in February 1814.

He married Mary RIQUIER in February 1835 at the Parish Church of St Maurice in Winchester. Mary's maiden name is written as RICQUIER in some records. Whilst Mary was baptised in Winchester, there is a John & Margrett REQUIER (sic) living at The Square, in the St Maurice parish of Winchester in June 1841 who claim birth in "Foreign Parts".1 It is possible this John might be Mary's father or other close relative.

Known children of Henry Reeves and Mary (nee Riquier) are
  1. Mary Agnes Reeves, bapt as Mariam Agnetem in February 1837
  2. Henry John Reeves, bapt as Joannem Henricum in January 1841
  3. Linus Reeves, bapt in August 1853
All three children were baptised at the Winchester Roman Catholic Church where names are typically recorded in Latinised forms. For example, son Henry's birth was registered as Henry John Reeves (per FreeBMD 1q1841) but he was baptised as Joannem Henricum Reeves. On the 1841 & 1851 census enumerations, in family context, he is recorded as Henry, but in later life he appears as John Henry.

On the 1841 census taken on 6 June, Henry along with wife Mary (27) and Henry (6 months) are living on St Georges Street in the St Mary Kalendar parish of Winchester. Henry is 29 years old, claims birth in county (Hampshire) and his occupation is recorded as being "Independent". Mary Reeves is a Dress Maker. Fortuitously the enumerator has recorded "son" as the occupation of six month Henry, although this has been neatly struck through. Sharing the same dwelling are Ann REQUIRE, also a Dress Maker aged 21 and Mary FLOWER aged 1. Young Mary's occupation (again neatly struck through) is "Child of Do". Henry & Mary's daughter Mary Agnes is missing from the 1841 census and FreeBMD does record the death of an Agnes Reeves in 1q1839 in the Winchester Registration District, which may possibly explain her absence.

At the time of the 1851 census, on 30 March, Henry along with wife Mary and son Henry are living at 6 Silver Hill, in the St Maurice parish of Winchester. Henry is now 37 years old and his place of birth is shown as "Winton, Hants". Whilst Winton is a discrete place in Hampshire, in this context it is far more likely to be the local alternative form for Winchester, appearing extensively in this enumeration book. Henry's occupation is shown as "Gent. / Annuitant". Living in the same dwelling is sister-in-law Ann RIQUIER and her three children, Mary (12), Edward (7) & Henry (8 months). Also present is widow Mary CANNON (58), who is described as Henry's Aunt but the exact family connection is presently not known.

Neither Henry nor wife Mary have been identified on the 1861 census. Their son Henry (20) appears as a carpenter's apprentice in the household of a William STEEL in Winchester 2. Son Linus (7) is in the household of Edward Ricquier in Alton 3. Edward is suspected to be a brother of Mary Reeves (nee Riquier). Unfortunately unlike many of Mary's siblings Edward's baptism has yet to be identified.

On the second page of a thread on RootsChat.com "Winchester Ricquier family" 4, user dee-jay notes that Henry Reeves (age 44) was buried in Westhill Cemetery in March 1856 and Mary Reeves (age 48) buried at the same place in May 1858. FreeBMD has death registration entries for a Henry Reeves in 1q1856 and Mary Reeves in 2q1858 both in the Winchester Registration District.


Baptism:  FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NTFG-KMD
Marriage: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NKHM-QVS
Death:     FreeBMD 1q 1856 Winchester Registration District
1841 Census: HO107, Piece 0409, Book 4, Folio 7r, Page 9 and Folio 8f, Page 10
1851 Census: HO107, Piece 1674, Folio 208 face, Page 14
1861 Census:

1   1841 Census - HO107, Piece 0409, Book 6, Folio 37 reverse, Page 17 - John Require (sic)
2   1861 Census - RG9, Piece 0693, Folio 80 face, Page 5 - son Henry Reeves
3   1861 Census - RG9, Piece 0704, Folio 70 face, Page 17 - son Linus Reeves
4   Winchester Ricquier family at http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,566914.0.html